"THE GREAT AMERICAN FARMER, was a 45 rpm record released by John Deere Co. in 1975 to commemorate the upcoming 200th Anniversary of the U.S. Ralph Harrison wrote and performed the 4 min. 14 sec. song. Total production of the record was around 5,000 (one for every J.D. Dealer)" - via Retired Tractors.Listen to the song here. Little bit country as you might expect - not bad actually. Tip from reader, Fred. Thx.
John Deere, the man, was born in Rutland, Vermont in 1804; but that fact barely recognized or celebrated by the town until last year when a historic marker went up.